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Need a bolt rifle recommendation for 7.62x39

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by <SLV>, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. <SLV>

    <SLV> Member

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    I know... why? Well, I already reload this rifle caliber and don't want to add another. I'd like something with a 20+ inch barrel and good accuracy. It isn't a big deal, but I'd like to find something left-handed.

    So far, here are the choices I've found in bolt 7.62x39:

    Browning A-bolt (hard to find)
    CZ (only 18.5" barrel and ugly shrouded sight... maybe this is enough to get long range accuracy?)
    Remington break action (20" barrel)
    TC Encore break action (ugly gun)
    Ruger Hawkeye Compact (16" barrel)

    Doesn't Savage, Tikka, or anyone else make a quality standard hunting bolt gun in 7.62x39? I'm just looking for a normal bolt gun in this caliber.
     
  2. R.W.Dale

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    Nope!

    Skip these Ive owned both and they didn't shoot any better than your average SKS

    Ruger DID make a 7.62x39 M77mlII in rifle format if you can find one
     
  3. rcmodel

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    An CZ with an 18.5" barrel will get all the "long range accuracy" a 7.62x39 has going for it.

    It is not a "long-range" caliber to start with.

    rc
     
  4. Cosmoline

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    That "ugly shrouded sight" is one of the best iron sight systems in current production.

    The CZ is the best thing going this side of a heavy barrel bench rifle.
     
  5. R.W.Dale

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    I guess I'm the odd man out. I likened the pretty much non adjustable sights found on my 527 carbine to the sights found on a m1911a1 pistol,a really really poor excuse for rifle sights in my opinion and a step down from what an SKS or AK would come with.....heck at least those are adjustable for elevation.

    Now if CZ would see fit to make a 527 carbine with tangent sights in " 452 trainer" Format that would be a real winner
     
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    I'd go CZ 527 myself, and maybe next year, I will, too.
     
  7. Hesenwine

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    I have the Remington SPR18 (I think) in 7.62 X 39 that's about to go back to the factory for repair.

    They're made in Russia but not made poorly. The extractor on mine requires the use of pliers to remove fired cases.

    There are damm few 7.62 X 39 rifles available that aren't of the AK variety.

    I also have a Mini 30 which can barely keep 5 shots on a 9" paper plate at 100 yds.

    I reload the cartridge as well, which is why I got the Remington. H&R doesn't make their Handi-Rifles in 7.62 and thr Rossi's seem to be pretty scarce for whatever reason.

    Good luck with your search.
     
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    My rem spr18 had a badly out of round chamber. I had it reamed to 303 but even then it was by no means a tackdriver
     
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    The Remington has a clean barrel of 20", but it doesn't have a great trigger and the stock is laminated "brown wood". The CZ has an ugly barrel of 18.5", but it has a great single set trigger and walnut stock. The Remington is cheaper... but...

    I'm still looking for a picture of the Ruger M77 MkII...
     
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    Found some pictures of the Ruger M77 MkII - I think that is what I need! Looks like it is hard to find.
     
  12. R.W.Dale

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    I had forgotten about the bolt action Remington-Zastava model 799 which is avalible with a 20"bbl.

    Sadly these are also discontinued
     
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    Special Interest Arms makes a kit to build a 7.62x39 Enfield No.4 rifle.
     
  14. Uncle Mike

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    Check with the Savage Custom Shop...they may do it.
     
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    i have a 1954 romanian 7.62x 54 m44 it does the john long or short ive takin down threehundred brown bear no problem when it came down to it took it right out pierces empty propane cans like carboard
     
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    im also looking for another cheap good firing weapon dont matter of make an year, where or who can get or give me a good deal that i cant pass up just email it to me jauberlin91@live.com
     
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    Or, why not spend your money on a rifle chambered in a good caliber?
     
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    Define "good caliber"


    I can show you a half MOA 7.62x39 if you want.
     
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    The leftie's of the world should by ALOT of guns and share them on some kind-of really cool library card system! :evil:

    +1 on the Ruger
     
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    Thanks, on the FN! That looks sweet (probably out of my price range).
     
  22. PT1911

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    i second the CZ 527... i i have the varmint version in .223 (hs precision Kevlar stock) ... LOVE that gun... one hell of a shooter.. if any format can bring out the potential of the 7.62x39, it is that gun.
     
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    I own a Ruger M77 chambered in 7.62x39 I bought as a companion to my Mini-30. It shoots well and I feel it makes effective use of the potential of commercially available 7.62x39 rounds. I ordered it off of galleryofguns.com and had it shipped to a local dealer. I can't remember what I paid for it, but the MSRP is around $800.
     
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    cz 527, BARS 4-1, or rebarrel an oldie with a 223 sized action.
     
  25. JTH

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    This was a a question I had thought about but hadn't asked. I'm by far an authority on rifles. All I know is most semi-auto rifles are not nearly as accurate, due to the muzzle rise, when comparing a similar rnd in a bolt action rifle. It seems that the 7.62x39 rnd in a good bolt action rifle would/should be very good rnd. I realize you can get different results with a different load in the same cal. bullet. My point being, to keep only a couple of weapons that shoot the same rnds for budget reasons. I'm sure my SKS(best choice for deer hunting rifle) or AK would be fine for deer hunting but not very effective over 75-100 yard shot. Hope this made sense!
     
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